Negative emotions are hard-wired into our brains to be managed, not eliminated
This is an interesting article which describes six reasons why we can not get rid of our negative emotions. Instead it suggests we may have the ability to manage them, since they are necessary emotions in our lives. Fear, anxiety, distress help us to survive. They form part of a subconscious survival strategy which our brain has been developing throughout human existence. This survival instinct may not have evolved as fast as our civilisation has, although it may still come in handy in extreme survival situations. This is why it still forms part of our psychological make up. But in the majority of cases, this instinct gets in the way.
Hypnotherapy offers techniques which encourage a direct communication with our subconscious mind. These can help us understand and accept our fears when they are being useful. At the same time it can help us make decisions towards exaggerated, unhelpful fears and encourage the use of our inner resources in order to modify those in a productive way.
- Children who avoid scary situations likelier to have anxiety (sciencedaily.com)
- What Can You Do to Stop Anxiety Attacks? (dominicspoweryoga.com)
- 10 Best Ways to Manage Your Anxiety (alternet.org)
- Handling Anxiety Attacks (dominicspoweryoga.com)
- How two brain areas interact to trigger divergent emotional behaviors (sciencedaily.com)
- How Cognitive Distortions Maintain Social Anxiety (psychologytoday.com)